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  • Toronto ON
  • 416-737-1411

Ian Mathers

Challenger 605 Captain


Experienced Challenger 605 pilot. Over 1200 hours on type. Former FlightSafety International Challenger 601/600 instructor and sim pilot with over 500 hours of simulator experience as PIC/SIC. Canadian and FAA ATPL, multi-engine and instrument instructor. Extensive international experience as a corporate and medevac pilot. Hard worker, team player with a dedication to safety and customer service. Last recurrent: October 2015.

Flying Experience

TOTAL TIME 3750 CL-605 Bombardier Challenger 605 Jet
Pilot in Command 1720 LR-35 Learjet 35 Jet
Second in Command 1930 CL-601 Bombardier Challenger 601-3A Jet
Turbine Total 2700 CL-601 Bombardier Challenger 601-1A Jet
Multi-Engine 2400 CL-600 Bombardier Challenger 600 Jet
Challenger 605 1200 CV-58 Convair 580 Transport
CL-605 PIC 210

Professional Skills


Strong flying skills gained from a 16 year aviation career that has included experiences such as flying Caravans in the mountains of West Papua, northern flying, international medevac, instructing at FlightSafety International, airline and corporate. 

Flight Safety

Dedicated to providing a safe, efficient service to our clients as well as taking care of our aircraft.

Crew Resource Management

Invaluable CRM experience gained as a Challenger instructor at FlightSafety International.

Customer Service

Years in business, sales and corporate aviation have taught me the importance of good customer service.

Work History

Feb 2016Present

Captain, Challenger 605

Novajet Aviation Group, Toronto, ON

Corporate pilot providing private and charter services throughout North and South America, the Caribbean and Europe.

Oct 2012Feb 2016

First Officer, Challenger 605

Image Air Charter / Execaire, Toronto, ON

Corporate pilot providing private and charter services throughout North and South America, the Caribbean and Europe.

Apr 2011Oct 2012

First Officer, Learjet 35

Latitude Air Ambulance, Hamilton, ON

International air ambulance operating throughout the world.

Feb 2010Aug 2010

First Officer, Convair 580

Nolinor Aviation, Montreal, QC

Charter airline providing passenger and cargo services across Canada, the North and the USA.

Jun 2009Oct 2009

Captain / Supervisor, Cessna 208B

Airborne Energy Solutions, High Level, AB

Passenger and cargo flights supporting native communities in Northern Alberta. I acted as the base fixed wing supervisor, responsible for flying, managing pilots, operations and training.

Jun 2008Jun 2009

Instructor & Simulator Pilot, Challenger 601/600

FlightSafety International, Montreal, QC

Taught corporate, military, and government personnel about challenger systems, SOPs, flight
safety, and CRM. Flew CAT C/D sims as PIC and SIC when required; 500 hours of Challenger
sim experience. Also gained experience with customer service, communication/people skills.

Jul 2007Sep 2007

Captain, Cessna 208B

Susi Air, Indonesia

Scheduled, charter, cargo and medical evacuation flights throughout Sumatra and West Papua.



Bachelor of Commerce - Finance Major

Athabasca University

Completed courses online towards a major in finance


Bachelor in Business Administration

University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

Completed 2 1/2 years of university studies


Trader (stocks, commodities, currencies)


Reading (financial markets, economics, history)

Professional golfer

Alpine ski racing